Alumni Accomplishments


Sadaf Milani, PhD, MPH, CPHSadaf Milani


  • Awarded scholarship to attend RAND’s 2019 Summer Institute on Aging
  • Selected for the Advanced Psychometric Methods in Cognitive Aging conference

Vicki Leanne Osborne, PhD, MScVicki Osborne

  • Appointed Secretariat for the Methods and Evidence in Pharmacovigilance International Working Group on Signal Detection and Management


Taj Azarian, PhD, MPHTaj Azarian

  • Completed postdoc at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Accepted a faculty position at the University of Central Florida

Jacob D. Ball, PhD, MAJacob Ball

  • Dissertation chapter published: Ball JD, Prosperi MA, Brown A, Chen X, Kenah E, Yang Y, Cummings DAT, Rivers CM. The role of benzathine penicillin G in predicting and preventing all-cause acute respiratory disease in military recruits: 1991-2017. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Jul 5:1-7. doi:10.1017/S0950268818001838 . PMID: 29974837
  • Dissertation chapter in press in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Michael Brad Cannell, PhD, MPHBrad Cannell

  • Promoted to associate professor (tenure-track), University of Texas School of Public Health
  • Awarded NIA R01: “Detection of Elder Abuse Through Emergency Care Technicians (DETECT)” with Drs. Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez and Doug Livingston

Jennifer GonzalezJennifer Gonzalez

Kelly KenzikKelly Kenzik

  • Awarded five-year American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant: “Health Care Utilization and Associated Costs Among Older Cancer Survivors”

Doug LivingstonDoug Livingston

Sadaf Milani, PhD, MPH, CPHSadaf Milani

Vicki Leanne Osborne, PhD, MScVicki Osborne

Amal Asiri Wanigatunga, MPH, PhDAmal Wanigatunga

  • Selected for the NIH/NIA’s Butler-Williams Scholar Program, a prestigious honor for emerging aging-focused research
  • Completed postdoc at Johns Hopkins University
  • Accepted a faculty position as Assistant Scientist with the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Martin Wegman, PhDMartin Wegman

  • Began medical residency training in Emergency Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Named to UF’s Hall of Fame, bestowed to those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus and community involvement, participation in organized campus activities and scholastic achievement


Jennifer GonzalezJennifer Gonzalez

  • Promoted to Associate Professor of Epidemiology and tenured
  • Promoted to Assistant Regional Dean
  • Awarded NIMHD R01: “mHealth to Increase Service Utilization among Recently Incarcerated Homeless Adults”

Martin Wegman, PhDMartin Wegman


Jennifer GonzalezJennifer Gonzalez

  • Awarded University of Texas School of Public Health (Front of the Envelope) grant: “A Case-Control Study to Reduce Police Officer-Involved Shootings”
  • Awarded Hogg Foundation for Mental Health grant: “Mental Health Peer Support Re-Entry Pilot Evaluation”


Sunil SwamiSunil Swami


Jennifer GonzalezJennifer Gonzalez

  • Awarded NCMHD loan repayment program: “Disparities in poly-substance use and associated risky sexual behaviors: Combining latent classes and mediation analysis.”